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Today on Context Florida: Voter laws, Florida State Parks, public service, Donald Trump and unintended consequences

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Today on Context Florida: The 2016 presidential election is increasingly on the mind of voters as moments from the televised debates, and primary results reverberate through the media. Beverlye C. Neal says the fight to protect the right to vote has also received lots of media attention because Florida and other states have seen election laws passed that make it harder for many voters to participate in the process. When faced with laws erecting barriers to the ballot, the federal courts…

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Inside the Pulitzers: did the St. Petersburg Times really deserve its wins?

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NEW YORK Following the announcement of the Pulitzer winners this afternoon, Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes since 2002, made several points and took some questions. This is what emerged, as it relates to the two wins by the St. Petersburg Times: — The board wasn’t happy with the feature writing winner picked by the judges so it went “into the pile” and selected the winning entry from the St. Petersburg Times. — The board also moved the St.…

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